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Forbes: 8 Ways To Keep Your Social Security Number Safe From Identity Theft

It’s difficult to control your Social Security number in the wild. In his September contribution to Forbes Advisor, John Wilson discusses the most common scams involving Social Security numbers and provides 8 steps individuals can take to prevent identity fraud. Originally published in Forbes Advisor: “For too many of us, our SSNs are already in the hands of miscreants, along with our other...
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The Last Watchdog: The Drivers Behind Persistent Ransomware and Defensive Tactics to Deploy

In his guest essay for The Last Watchdog, Eric George, Director of Solutions Engineering at PhishLabs by HelpSystems, explains what ransomware is, who the high-stake threat actors are, and how organizations can defend themselves against ransomware attacks. Originally published in The Last Watchdog “Ransomware usually starts with a phishing email. An unsuspecting employee will open a legitimate...
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HelpSystems Acquires Outflank, Further Empowering Customers to Thwart Cyberattacks with Advanced Adversary Simulation Services, Offensive Security Tooling, and Training Services

MINNEAPOLIS (September 1, 2022)—HelpSystems announced today the acquisition of Outflank, a well-regarded IT security leader with deep expertise in adversary simulation; specialist cyber security trainings; and a unique cloud-based software offering for red teams, Outflank Security Tooling (OST). Based in Amsterdam, the team of experts works with prominent financial institutions, multinational...
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ZDNet: Scammers Are Using This Sneaky Trick to Bypass Spam Filters

Hybrid vishing (email-initiated voice phishing) attacks are on the rise. In this ZDNet article, John Wilson discusses the findings from the latest Agari and PhishLabs research and explains what organizations can do to help prevent hybrid vishing attacks. Originally published in ZDNet.com Excerpt: “These emails are particularly adept at getting past attack controls because they lack the typical...
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How enterprise can defend against against rapidly evolving ransomware

Ransomware threats can change daily, making consumers and businesses more vulnerable than ever. Names like Angler malvertising, Locky ransomware and Angler Exploit Kit frequently crop up in the news, despite law enforcement’s best efforts to contain them. Simply put, malware is popular because it’s successful. Cyber criminals make an estimated 1,425% ROI for exploit kit and ransomware schemes...
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Agari Identifies First-ever Reported Russian BEC Cybercriminal Ring Targeting Executives in 46 Countries Across Six Continents

FOSTER CITY, Calif. (July 7, 2020) -- Agari, the market share leader in phishing defense solutions for the enterprise, revealed today details of the threat actor group dubbed Cosmic Lynx, the first-ever reported Russian cybercriminal ring to conduct business email compromise (BEC) phishing scams. This is a historic shift to the global email threat landscape and portends new and sophisticated...
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Blunting BEC Capers that Continue to Target and Devastate SMBs and Enterprises

In his guest blog on The Last Watchdog, John Wilson looks at why Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are on the rise, how they are orchestrated, and what organizations can do to stop this all-too-common attack vector. Excerpt: "BEC is a growing concern, and attackers have taken full advantage of the upheaval the COVID-19 pandemic has caused to ramp up their efforts. These campaigns are hard to...
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HelpSystems to Acquire Alert Logic to Enable Customers to Address Cybersecurity Skills Shortage with Hybrid IT Approach

Managed detection and response (MDR) forms new cornerstone of HelpSystems’ cybersecurity portfolio MINNEAPOLIS March 9, 2022—HelpSystems announced today it has signed a merger agreement to acquire Alert Logic, a well-known leader in managed detection and response (MDR) services. Alert Logic works as a seamless extension of security teams, augmenting existing cybersecurity resources and technology...
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Clearswift and Agari: Best Email Security Providers & Services 2022

Channel Insiders looks at considerations for Email Security Solutions and assesses the best providers and services in 2022. Originally published in Channel Insiders Excerpt: "On Gartner Peer Insights, Agari and Clearswift both hold an average score of 4.8 / 5 stars across a dozen reviews. Top client reviews mention the vendor service and support, contract flexibility, ease of implementation, and...
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HelpSystems expands anti-phishing and DLP with latest acquisitions

Commenting on the Digital Guardian acquisition, Kate Bolseth, CEO, HelpSystems, said: “Our global customers look to us to provide them with powerful solutions and services to support all of their cybersecurity needs, and the data protection expertise the Digital Guardian team brings to HelpSystems is second to none. Read the full article >
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HelpSystems Acquires PhishLabs to Continue Expansion of Cybersecurity Portfolio

Digital Risk Protection platform delivers curated threat intelligence and complete threat mitigation across digital risk landscape MINNEAPOLIS, October 19, 2021—HelpSystems announced today the acquisition of PhishLabs, a leading cyber threat intelligence company that protects organizations from attacks on their brands, employees, and digital assets. PhishLabs sources intelligence across the...
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Phishing Sustain Near- Record Levels Through the First Half of 2021

Agari by HelpSystems features in APWG's Q2 Phishing Activity Trends Report. Here are some highlights: APWG saw 222,127 attacks in June 2021, the third worst month in APWG’s reporting history. Financial institutions and social media sectors were the most frequently victimized. Increases in vishing and smishing continue to be observed. Vishing is phishing advertised via voice messages, and smishing...
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How International Scam Artists Pulled Off an Epic Theft of Covid Benefits

Covid-19 provided ample opportunities for threat actors to exploit weaknesses in online systems. In this article by NBC News, spokespeople from Agari explain how one threat actor group, Scattered Canary, used email to fraudulently claim Covid relief unemployment benefits potentially worth millions of US dollars. Read the full article here. Agari’s Cyber Intelligence Division is dedicated to...
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Agari by HelpSystems Supports Customer Ready to Embrace BIMI Email Security

MINNEAPOLIS (July 15, 2021) — Agari by HelpSystems, a market leader in phishing defense for the enterprise, today announced that its Agari Brand Protection solution for Domain Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) email authentication has been enhanced to help customers take advantage of Google’s newly launched support for BIMI in Gmail. BIMI—or Brand Indicators for Message...
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HelpSystems Acquires Agari to Grow Data Security Portfolio

MINNEAPOLIS (May 13, 2021)—HelpSystems announced today the acquisition of Agari, a recognized leader in enterprise solutions protecting against advanced email threats. Agari has seen notable growth with its Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, which sets the standard for protecting organizations against phishing, business email compromise, and email threats. In light of today’s complex security...
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Agari Named Leader in New "Frost Radar: Email Security " Report Based Growth and Innovation

FOSTER CITY, Calif. and LONDON (April 28, 2021) — Agari, the Trusted Email Identity Company™, announced today that Frost & Sullivan has named Agari a leader in the Frost Radar: Email Security report. This ranking is based on having the highest three year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.2% as well as the company’s vision and strategy focused on identity-centric email security solutions...
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Trust 2021 Empowers Cybersecurity Organizations with New Insights and Actions to Stop Phishing

FOSTER CITY, Calif. and LONDON (April 15, 2021) – Interest in the Trust 2021 conference soared in the wake of the newly released FBI IC3 fraud report that stated business email compromise (BEC) and other email-based threats accelerated. An analysis of the reports showed that financially motivated fraud added up to $3.5 billion in losses, equaling 70% of all cybercrime losses in 2020. CISO...